Oct. 31, 2012
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State women's basketball redshirt sophomore Madison Williams will miss the 2012-13 season after partially tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee. A MRI revealed the injury on Tuesday night. A date for surgery has yet to be determined. The typical recovery time is 4-6 months.
Williams sat out all but three games last season after tearing the same ACL on Nov. 15 against IPFW, and missed the entire 2010-11 season with a torn right ACL.
The 6-7 center appeared in the first three games last season, playing only 25 minutes. She was averaged 3.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks, while shooting 50.0% from the field.
Williams entered Michigan State with a laundry list of high school accolades. She was just the second McDonald's All-American in program history, in addition to being named an USA Today All-American, the 2010 Gatorade Michigan Player of the Year, the Associated Press Class B Co-Player of the Year and a four-time all-state selection. She led Detroit Country Day to a 100-4 record in her four seasons, highlighted by two Class B state titles and a runner-up finish as a senior. In her senior season, she averaged 12.5 points, 11 rebounds and nine blocks.